Basic Concepts of IT (ECDL Module 1)

1 Day Course

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Topics Covered (45 topics)

  • What is a Computer?
  • Why Have a PC?
  • How the PC Works
  • Hardware Explained
  • Input Hardware
  • Process Hardware
  • Storage Devices
  • Output Hardware
  • Other Optional Devices
  • Peripheral Devices
  • Networking Explained
  • What is a Network?
  • Workgroups
  • Network Basics
  • Security
  • Layout
  • Types of PC Available
  • Software
  • What is Software?
  • Systems Software
  • What is a Directory?
  • Types of Application Software
  • Systems Development
  • The Internet and E-mail
  • Internet Addressing
  • Internet Service Providers
  • Newsgroups
  • Browsing Web Pages
  • Searching the World Wide Web
  • Overview of Electronic Mail
  • The Telephone Network in Computing
  • Computers in Today's Society
  • IT and Society
  • Information Society
  • The Year 2000
  • Electronic Commerce
  • A Healthy and Safe Workplace
  • A Good Working Environment
  • Ergonomics and Good Practice
  • Security, Copyright and the Law
  • Data Security
  • Computer Viruses
  • Copyright
  • Data Protection Act the PC


This course is designed for users who are new to working with PCs and IT in general.

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  • The ECDL syllabus is designed to cover the key concepts of computing, its practical applications and their use in the workplace and society. It is broken down into seven modules, each of which ...

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